Saturday, June 14, 2014

Riddersholm & Authentique Inspiration from Flying Unicorn

Hi Everyone,

I am here today to share with you a layout I created using some lovely Riddersholm papers as well as Authentique papers which I received in my pack from the Flying Unicorn.

Now Riddersholm is a brand I haven't had much to do with so I was excited to get the chance to have a play.  I have used a piece of Authentique paper for my base and my layers behind my photo are made up of Riddersholm papers. Authentique papers are so super thick they make for a perfect sturdy background especially when applying mixed media products.

"Pure Sweetness"

For my background I have used a Memory Box Stencil (love these stencils) using some modelling paste.  I have then used some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Salty Ocean which I just dabbed on in a few different places then I quickly sprayed some water over it.  Then with a small paint brush I moved the paint along my background to spread it out.  This is a great way to get the colour more even as well as toning down the colour.  

Lots and lots of gorgeous flowers...some Prima and some Petaloo.

And then ever so lightly I have sprayed in various places some Lindy's Stamp Gang mist in Fuzzy Navel Peach.

Products Used from the Flying Unicorn Store:

Prima Flowers - Abbey Blue
Silks Acrylic Paint - Solar Gold
Papermania Vintage Lace Boarders

Kaisercraft Stamp
Prima Stamp
Prima Vine, Buttons and letter stickers
Washi Tape and Tissue Tape
Gold Thread

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today :)
Till next time....

Friday, June 13, 2014

Manor House Country Estate Inspiration

Hi Everyone :)

I want to share today a layout I created using the new and fabulous papers and flowers from the Country Estate Collection.

I used the "New Day" Paper as my base and because I wanted to add lots of mediums to my background I adhered it to a piece of 12 x 12 chipboard.  This just makes the paper stronger to withhold any sort of medium that is added.  So as you can see I went a little wild with lots of mist, masking and!

Melinda Thompson May 2014

I love the gorgeous bright colours in this new release...there is something about adding pops of colour to projects to make them stand out and of course because I was scrapping about my happy little boy who is now at the adorable age of 8 months..the bright yellows were just perfect.

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I LOVE the cute chipboard I have covered them with a light coat of Gesso and then after I had glued them down I went over parts of the edges with some mist and a fine paint brush then quickly spraying some water afterwards to tone and blend the colour as well as highlight the edges.  I have also used a Romantique Frame and tore it in a few pieces and placed it at the top of my layout for some extra texture and layering.

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Hope you have managed to get your hands on some of these new release items.
Thanks for stopping by today :)

illustration_Vintage Roses PMS 4625 C

Products Used:
Country Estate Papers
Heart Buttons
Romantique Frame
Vinettes - Blue (misted)
Country Roses - Lemon
Denim Blues - Dark
Denim Blues - Light
Frilly Roses - Denim (misted)
Ballarina Thoughts Wandering Mixed Pack (Yellow)
Rustic (Blue)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CSI - Case File No. 125

Hi my lovely friends,

Well this concludes my time at CSI being their Special Detective through the Flying Unicorn.  What a fun month it was!

The latest Case File looks like this:
Aren't those colours so could I not do this one :)

"So Cute @ 4 Months" 

Using some gorgeous leftover Crate Paper from the On Trend Collection with some Fancy Pants and my ever diminishing pile of Hambly.. :(  Went with the whole doily theme to replicate the gorgeous crochet rug my baby is lying on...LOVE the new Prima Lace Stickers...

Evidence: Flowers, Transparency, Scallops, Floral Pattern, Textured Paper (Glitter Paper), Grommets/Eyelets.

Testimony: Inspiration word Time

Hope you get a chance to play along :)
Thanks for stopping by...
Hugs xo